You've just listed probably my top 5 albums of all time there. Maybe something else could just edge in there over 'Meddle'. Maybe not. The Floyd were untouchable at their peak imo. One thing I would certainly never hesitate to say is that they mastered the art of making albums better than any other band in the history of music.
Everything The Beatles did from 'Revolver' onwards was brilliant, and I could pretty much complete my top ten list with those albums, but as far as putting whole, cohesive albums together goes, they just had absolutely nothing on The Floyd.
"Don't pretend" those albums "are classic"...Holy fucken shit. That's just utterly hilarious.
Note: Pretty sure if you go back in this thread I would have said I wasn't big on the Beatles. That was back when I only knew their famous songs and the only actual album I'd heard was Sgt. Pepper. I have since gotten right into them and they have been by far my number 2 band for the last couple of years.